15 Things All Runners Know to Be True

1. The hardest part of a run is almost always just getting out the door.

15 Things All Runners Know To Be True

2. It’s a lot easier to fall out of shape than it is to get in it.

3. It’s easy to spend way too much money at a running expo.

4. Never eat something new on race day.

5. Progress takes time. (A long time.)

6. Don’t compare yourself with other runners, ever.

7. You can’t wait for the weather to cooperate.

8. There is never and will never be a right time to train for a half marathon or marathon.

9. When you get discouraged, make a list of all the reasons why you started and continue to run.

10. Not all runs are enjoyable; sometimes the joy comes when you finish a run.

11. You can’t be afraid to fail.

12. Don’t stop at the water stand.

13. Injuries are a lot easier to prevent than they are to fix.

14. You don’t have to run a race. There will always be another race.

15. As long as you aren’t walking, you’re running.  

Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.